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Argyll, Kilmartin, Poltalloch House. Photographic copy of elevations and sections of stable offices. Digital image of AGD/21/10/p

SC 769814

Description Argyll, Kilmartin, Poltalloch House. Photographic copy of elevations and sections of stable offices. Digital image of AGD/21/10/p

Date 3/1849

Collection William Burn

Catalogue Number SC 769814

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AGD 21/10 P

Scope and Content Drawing showing elevations, Poltalloch House, Argyll & Bute This drawing shows elevations for the stable block and part of the house, which was executed in 1849. At the top is the east elevation of the stable block with its two-storeyed tower on the left. Bottom left are the cart entrances and dormers of the stable court elevation. To the bottom right is part of an elevation for service accommodation with part of the main house behind. This drawing shows that the design of the stable block was both decorative and functional. Functional aspects of the building include regular arched entrances for the carriages and dormers allowing natural light into the attic space. Decorative features that were to impress visitors to the estate include the finials surmounting the gables and the large domed tower. William Burn, 1789-1870, built Poltalloch House for the Malcolm family of Poltalloch between 1849 and 1853 in English Jacobean style and William A Nesfield, 1793-1881, designed the gardens. The roof of the house was removed in 1957 when the Malcolms moved to Duntrune Castle and the house has remained a ruin ever since. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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